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INVO Seminar | Tactical Steps to Spinning a Company Out of the University

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Lectures & Meetings


“We want to commercialize a Northwestern technology. What is the ideal time to incorporate and spin a company out?"
“What type of company should I form?”
“How do we divide equity among the founders?”
“How do I think about raising capital for my venture?”
“What other legal landmines are there in creating a startup?”

If you are considering launching a startup built around technology licensed from an academic institution, INVO invites you to get the answers to these questions and others at a free lunch seminar at which Ed Pease, a Partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, will share strategies for forming and financing a company built around technology licensed from a university.

Ed has counseled hundreds of starts ups from MIT, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, Purdue, University of Arizona and others and will share insights garnered from his more than two decades of working with early stage ventures. This interactive session will cover the basic steps of licensing technology, forming a company and preparing a company to raise capital. You can read more about Ed here:

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